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Posted: 05/07/2012

Chatham County - Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission
Historic Preservation

The Metropolitan Planning Commission is a joint planning agency for the City of Savannah and Chatham County.

Historic Preservation Planner I
Professional Opportunity
Savannah, GA
Open Until

General Position Description:  The Historic Preservation Planner I is an hourly position with up to 30 hours per week. The planner assists the Historic Preservation Director in carrying out the requirements of the Historic Preservation Program. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the public with questions regarding the process and applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA); reviewing applications for COAs in locally designated historic districts; assisting the Historic District Board of Review and attending public meetings; conducting regular site visits and inspecting work for compliance with COAs; and, working on special projects as assigned.  Special projects include, but are not limited to, production of preservation-related educational brochures and documents; identification, research, and documentation of historic properties; preparing preservation-related presentations and public speaking.  The planner assists other MPC and City departments by serving on various committees and their ability to work well with others and as part of a team is essential.  The qualified candidate must have excellent communication skills and be efficient in responding to inquiry requests from internal and external customers.  


Qualifications: Professional experience of three years working in the field of historic preservation or a Masters Degree in historic preservation, architectural history, architecture, urban planning or related field is required.  The planner must have a demonstrated knowledge of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties; experience with design review in local historic districts is preferred.  Public speaking and ability to work well with others is essential.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience with ArcMap and Adobe Software is preferred.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to: Christy Adams, Director of Administrative Services, Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission, P. O. Box 8246, Savannah, GA 31412-8246; phone: 912-651-1440; fax: 912-651-1480; or email: adamsc@thempc.org with the following subject line: Historic Preservation Planner I. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 1, 2012.
Christy Adams
Phone: 912-651-1440
Fax: 912-651-1480
P.O. Box 8246
Savannah, GA 31412-8246

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